Well, Justin Jefferson did say he’d make the Philadelphia Eagles pay, didn’t he?
In what might be one of the biggest big-boy moves of recent memory, Justin Jefferson stated hours after the announcement that he was 22nd-overall selection in 2020’s NFL Draft that every team that passed on him would live to regret it.
No, he didn’t mention the Eagles by name, but seeing as how Philly had used the 21st-overall selection on Jalen Reagor, it isn’t hard to deny that Philly was one of the teams the former College Football Playoff National Champion and Second-team All-SEC nod was referencing.
Our staff at ITI regrets to inform you that, in the minds of many Birds fans, Justin Jefferson’s premonition was spot on. Sure, there’s the theory that Reagor’s skill set is better suited for Philly’s hopes of what they want to do from an offensive and special teams standpoint. Still, even with that being said, Jefferson looks like the better prospect so far.
Reagor racked up 31 receptions, 396 yards, and a receiving touchdown, as well as 94 return yards and another trip to the end zone on four punt returns in 11 games as a rookie. Jefferson appeared in all 16 games for the Minnesota Vikings, racking up 88 receptions, 1,400 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. You see where this is headed right?
What makes this worse for Eagles fans is this comes a year after Philly went with JJ Arcega-Whiteside over D.K. Metcalf. If only life had a reset button like the ones we use to have on the Sega Genesis gaming console, huh? As we all know, there isn’t, so whether Mr. Reagor wants to hear this or not or whether it’s fair or not, everything he does going forward will always be compared to what the guy in Minneapolis is doing. So far, he’s on the lower end of the spectrum.